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By examining Thoreau's living arrangements in Walden Woods, and comparing them with the Farnsworth House, which Mies van der Rowe designed as a rural retreat, and drawing on Thorstein Veblen's economic theory, this essay argues that we spend far more money to assuage our social discomforts than we do on meeting our physical needs.
Author(s): Ballantyne A
Editor(s): David Ellison and Andrew Leach
Series Editor(s): Eamonn Caniffe
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: On Discomfort: Moments in a Modern History of Architectural Culture
Print publication date: 14/10/2016
Acceptance date: 02/10/2016
Series Title: Ashgate Studies in Architecture
Place Published: Oxford, UK
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